Tuition Assistance

Bishop’s Scholarship FundTuition Assistance

The Bishop’s Scholarship Fund’s mission is to help families afford a Catholic education. In this past year, the BSF awarded over $2,300,000 in aid to families at the Diocesan elementary schools in Fairfield County. 

Who can apply for a scholarship?

All families who have a child or children registered, or are considering registering, in a Diocesan sponsored Catholic Elementary school in Fairfield County (Grades Pre K-8) and are in financial need of tuition assistance. Even if you have applied for and/or received an award in the past from any of our programs, you must fill out and submit a new application every academic year. Aid will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to families who demonstrate need.

How to apply?

Applications open February 1. Complete the Grant and Aid application at  and submit the required supporting documentation. We highly recommend that you scan and upload the documents rather than mail or fax them, which can significantly delay their processing. Please note that there is a non-refundable $30.00 application processing fee payable by credit card. Only one application per family is required.Only completed applications submitted with all required supporting documents will be considered. 

How are scholarships awarded?

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on:

- Program eligibility
- Financial Need
- Timing of when application is received and completed

Applications are evaluated and determinations are made by the Bishop’s Scholarship’s Fund Committee throughout the spring. Awardees’ families are notified through FACTS and Scholarship distributions are made twice each academic year directly to the school on behalf of the successful scholarship applicant. You will be given a deadline to accept the award; credit to your tuition account will be made once your registration and enrollment process is complete.

Please note that although every effort is made to grant a scholarship to all those in need that are eligible for our programs, there is limiting funding available on a yearly basis. If you are denied an award, please reach out to school administration about additional options that may be available to you.

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